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High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,964, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. High Point University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 1. Its comprehensive cost is $39,800 (2012-13).
High Point University is located in High Point, N.C., about 30 minutes from both Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The Slane Student Center is a hub of student activity on campus, housing fitness and recreation facilities, a climbing wall, food court, an outdoor swimming pool, sand volleyball courts, and an atrium with billiard tables and sitting areas. Students can participate in any of the clubs and organizations on campus, including an active Greek community with about 15 fraternity and sorority chapters. The High Point Panthers are members of the NCAA Division I Big South Conference and field nearly 15 varsity teams. Popular intramural sports include beach volleyball, kickball, and flag football. All students except seniors are required to live on campus in one of the Residential Communities.
High Point is divided into five schools and colleges. Graduate programs include the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, School of Education, and Norcross Graduate School. Undergraduates are required to complete the General Education requirement, which provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education and allows for a range of course choices within each discipline. Students with a 3.45 GPA or higher can apply to the Honors Program, which offers "challenging and intellectually stimulating learning opportunities." High Point also offers a number of faculty-led study abroad programs and grants credit for programs led by other universities.
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Situated on 300 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad, High Point University combines the warmth and intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the academic offerings and amenities of a large state university. With over 4,000 students representing 46 states and 27 countries, the High Point University student body is both diverse and dynamic. Most classes have enrollments of less than 25, allowing students to interact with instructors who are well-trained career teachers, not graduate assistants. Students may earn academic credit by participating in internships or by traveling abroad and studying in such locations as Australia, England, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, and China. High Point University also offers 14 NCAA Division I athletic programs and numerous extra-curricular opportunities, and is one of only 100 colleges and universities nationwide to be named to the Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to High Point University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 8 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at High Point University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 88.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.5%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at High Point University is 15:1, and the school has 61.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at High Point University include: Business/Commerce, General; Communication, General; Organizational Behavior Studies; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.8 percent.
High Point University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,964, with a gender distribution of 39.5 percent male students and 60.5 percent female students. At this school, 93.4 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 6.6 percent of students live off campus. High Point University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
High Point University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. High Point University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at High Point University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at High Point University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At High Point University, 51.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,958.
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|Comprehensive fee||$39,800 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||N/A|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data